Black-type windfall for Sunspeed

Dubai Escapade capped a winning day for Sunspeed breeders on Super Saturday with a narrow victory in the LR Tattersalls Cup (2100m).

A homebred for Perth Racing chairman Ted van Heemst, the consistent son of Dubai Destination has won 9 races and $413,000 in prizemoney since breaking his maiden at Pinjarra in January 2013.

Dubai Escapade is the sole named foal from USA bred mare Polyandry (Storm Cat).  An unraced half-sister to European Group winners Sea Dart and Neptune’s Pride, she headed to Lynward Park after making $40,000 at the 2009 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.

Local breeders claimed five black-type races at Ascot starting with Sheidel in the LR Jungle Mist Classic (1200m).  Des de Largie bred her by using Holy Roman Emperor over Laventour (Metal Storm).

Sheidel has won 9 times in 13 starts and is a half-sister to LR Summer Scorcher (1000m) winner Latoria (Oratorio).  They descend from de Largie’s first mare Fer Forge (Chest Mark) and the family also includes his G3 Asian Beau Stakes winner Track Jester (Tenby).

Neverland won her second Listed event in the WA Carbine Club Stakes (1400m) for Bob Peters.  The daughter of Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown had captured the Challenge Stakes at Ascot in February and will now be set for the G1 Kingston Town Classic on December 5.

Peters paid $210,000 for her dam Midnight Special (Zabeel) at the 2007 Sydney Easter yearling sale.

Let It Slip (Not A Single Doubt) added another Listed victory for local breeders with a last-to-first burst in the Placid Ark Stakes (1200m).

Gervase Park owner Chris Gales bought his dam Oopsy Doopsy (General Nediym) for $100,000 at the 2011 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.  She won three sprints at Rosehill and her sister-in-blood Red Hot Mama won the LR Ottawa Stakes at Flemington.

Gales sold Let It Slip for $130,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions and a Blackfriars – Oopsy Doopsy colt for $90,000 this year.  Trainer Trevor Andrews bought the latter who has been named Gangbuster.

And last but not least, Man Booker’s victory in the G2 WA Guineas was a triumph for Korilya Stud’s Ellie Giles.  She bred and sold the son of Discorsi for $25,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions.

The Giles family has been involved in the breeding industry for longer than anyone else in Western Australia.  Ellie’s father Dick Giles raced 1941 WA Derby winner Kimra.

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Winning connections at the LR Placid Ark Stakes presentation on Super Saturday